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Nightmare Town

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Elevating mystery fiction to the level of art, Hammett is one of the finest writers of the twentieth century: Nightmare Town is a stunning collection of twenty short stories with an introduction by Colin Dexter. In the title story, a man on a bender enters a smal town and ends up unravelling the dark mystery at its heart. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story, 'Ruffian's Wife'. And the first study for 'The Thin Man' sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying. In 'Nightmare Town' Hammett shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils...

Genre: Mystery

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